Douglas, who is also the State Natural Disaster Management Committee chairman, said the state government has decided to increase the number of rescue workers by 4,000 people to prepare for any possibility of floods. “The number of rescue officers and workers has been increased to 21,188 people compare to 17,097 people this year. “The rescue workers comprise personnel from the Armed Forces, Civil Defence Force, Fire and Rescue Department, police, People Volunteers’ Corps, Welfare Department, and State Health Department,” said Douglas after chairing the committee’s meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on Tuesday. State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah and Deputy State Secretary Datuk Jaul Samion were present. “The State Welfare Department is also on standby and ready to activate 610 flood evacuation centres statewide.
Source: New Strait Times November 14, 2017 11:15 UTC